We Moved to Alaska! A beautiful view of mountains and a link for penciltreks.com a travel and homeschool website

So here we are. We did it. We moved to Alaska. If you have been following our adventure all along you know what a journey it has been. If you haven’t then read my first post— we started this journey back in July with no idea where it would lead. It all happened so randomly.…

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I have always felt that the wilderness of northern Canada and Alaska are the North American version of the African safari. The Alaska Highway stretching almost 1400 miles from Dawson Creek, BC to Delta Junction, AK offers the perfect vantage point from which to explore this untamed region. Driving the Alaska Highway is truly an…

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Canada Quarantine for Americans Traveling to Alaska

Relieved that we have been allowed to enter Canada after the debacle at North Portal we have been given a series of rules for transiting Canada to Alaska during coronavirus that need to be followed in order to comply with the Quarantine Act. Penalties for not complying are steep, including fines of $700,000 and/or up…

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Transiting Canada to Alaska During Coronavirus

Well we are in Canada! It wasn’t simple though. In fact, driving to Alaska through Canada during the pandemic is probably one of the most intense experiences of my life. They didn’t make it easy to get into the country and they aren’t making it easy on us while here, but none the less we…

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Continuing our journey north to the Canadian border we headed from Brookings, South Dakota up to Minot, North Dakota stopping in Jamestown on the way. It was the perfect road trip stop with just enough quirkiness in the form of the World’s Largest Buffalo to entertain everyone while they stretched their legs. Leaving Brookings the…

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Parke County Bridges

Driving through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois crosses some of the most boring stretches of freeway in the United States. I don’t mean to insult these so called “flyover” states. In reality I think they are probably some of the nicest places to live and raise a family, but for just driving through the scenery leaves…

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Frustrations of Moving

So we are now on our way to Alaska. Later than expected, but on our way. The last few days have been like being pricked by a thousand tiny needle. Luckily this is not my first rodeo when it comes to moving so none of it surprised me. In fact if everything had gone correctly…

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Moving Day

So we take a break from the informational posts about homeschooling for a moving update.  The move is moving forward.  It’s just as exhausting and confusing as it has been the last 12 times we moved.  Yes, we have moved twelve times in our marriage.  I tell people of us  it’s like childbirth.  You forget…

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Snacks for the Journey

Snacks for the Journey So things are moving along with our move.  We are busy sorting all our stuff into what goes to Alaska, what goes into permanent storage and what goes into temporary storage.  It’s incredibly confusing.  I am confident only in the knowledge that I am mixing everything up.  I just keep telling…

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So here I go with my first blog post.  It’s odd really.  I have owned this website for several years now, but life got busy homeschooling.  We live in Washington, DC and I also own a luxury travel agency—Christopher Travel.  Between my business and homeschooling the pencil trek blog just took a back seat.  At…

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